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1 ITU Sector Membership What Benefits? What Costs? How to join? Jean-Yves Besnier Head, Partnership, Promotion & Membership Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

2 2 Overview 1.General Benefits of ITU Membership 2.Membership Categories 3.Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member 4.Membership Fees 5.Application Procedure 6.Membership Information ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

3 3 General Benefits of ITU Membership ITU is the UN Specialized Agency responsible for the regulation, standardization and development of telecommunications worldwide 189 Member States (as of October 2004) # 650 Sector Members and # 100 Associates (Operators, Service Providers, Equipment Suppliers, Software Developers, Network Designers, Regulators, Consultants, Universities, Research Laboratories, Training Institutes, Financial Institutions, Local/Regional/International Telecom Associations…) ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

4 4 General Benefits of ITU Membership (contd) A unique capacity to bring together representatives from competing companies and governments of all ideological persuasions Share wealth of experience and creative ideas Establish partnerships between private and public sectors Access to ITU vast range of publications, as well as restricted documentation/information and statistics ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

5 5 Membership Categories ITU Member States ITU Sector Members ITU Associates ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

6 6 ITU Member States ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004 If the State is a Member of the United Nations: * It becomes a Member State of the ITU by acceding to its Constitution and Convention. Such accession shall be made simultaneously in the form of a single document covering both the Constitution and Convention. * This instrument of accession is then deposited with the Secretary-General If the State is not a Member of the United Nations: * The application for membership requires the approval of two-thirds of the Member States of the Union * After approval, the procedure is the same as described above – in the form of one single document

7 7 Angola (Republic of) Benin (Republic of) Botswana (Republic of) Burkina Faso Burundi (Republic of) Cameroon (Republic of) Cape Verde (Republic of) Central African Republic Congo (Republic of the) Côte d'Ivoire (Republic of) Eritrea Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of) Gabonese Republic Gambia (Republic of the) Ghana Guinea (Republic of) Equatorial Guinea (Republic of) Guinea-Bissau (Republic of) Kenya (Republic of) Lesotho (Kingdom of) Liberia (Republic of) Madagascar (Republic of) Malawi Mali (Republic of) ITU Member States: Africa Region ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

8 8 Mauritius (Republic of) Mozambique (Republic of) Namibia (Republic of) Niger (Republic of the) Nigeria (Federal Republic of) Uganda (Republic of) Democratic Republic of the Congo Rwandese Republic Sao Tome and Principe (Democratic Republic of) Senegal (Republic of) Seychelles (Republic of) Sierra Leone South Africa (Republic of) Swaziland (Kingdom of) Tanzania (United Republic of) Chad (Republic of) Togolese Republic Zambia (Republic of) Zimbabwe (Republic of) ITU Member States: Africa Region ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

9 9 ITU Sector Members An interested entity or organization may joint ITU as a Sector Member. There are 3 sectors: * Development (ITU-D) * Radiocommunications (ITU-R) * Standardization (ITU-T) An ITU Sector Member fully participates in the work of corresponding ITU Sector Study Groups or Working Groups thereof and in the Sectors Regional and World Telecommunication Conferences ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

10 10 ITU Associates An interested entity or organization may join an ITU Sector as an Associate and be entitled to take part in the work of a selected single Study Group or Working Group thereof Associates may have access to documentation required for their work and may serve as rapporteur or editor ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

11 11 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member 1.Influence Evolution of Global Telecommunications Networks * Do you have a message to convey? * Do you need to influence the direction of global/regional development or standardization projects? * Do you have existing projects and/or products that could benefit from globalization? ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

12 12 2.Increase Awareness of your Business Priorities amongst Operators, Service Providers, Suppliers, Regulators… * Membership of ITU Sectors is a mean to actively take part in the Sectors specific work and thus secure and influence of a Companys goals and policies on the development of projects, standards within its business sphere * Your address details and the name of your Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be published in the ITU Global Directory Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

13 13 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 3.Network/Develop Contacts * ITU sectors provide a platform for meeting experts from all over the world, learning of their entities plans and objectives, sharing experience and information * Participation to the work of the ITU Study Groups/Working Groups provide access to a wealth of information not likely to be found elsewhere in this concentrated form ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

14 14 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 4.Participate in Sector Member Work *ITU Sector Members can participate in all Study Groups Meetings and electronic discussion groups; *present their views by submitting written contributions; *participate in approval of technical or development projects and recommendations. *ITU Associates can participate in the meetings and electronic discussion groups of only one Study Group and present their views by submitting written contributions; *fully participate in the Sectors Advisory Group to the Elected official. ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

15 15 ITU-D Study Groups (2002 – 2006) ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004 STUDY GROUP 1 - Telecommunication Development Strategies and Policies Q6/1 - Interconnection Q7/1 - Universal Access/Service Q10/1 - Impact of the convergence of telecommunication, broadcasting and information technology Q12/1 - Tariff policies, models and methods of determining the cost of national telecommunication services, including spectrum aspects Q17/1 - Satellite regulation in Developing Countries Q18/1 - Domestic enforcement of laws, rules and regulations on telecommunications by National Telecommunication Regulatory Authorities Q19/1 - Implementation of IP telephony in Developing Countries

16 16 ITU-D Study Groups (2002 – 2006) ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004 STUDY GROUP 2 – Development and Management of Telecommunication Services and Networks Q9/2 - Identification of study topics ITU-T & ITU-R Study Groups Q10/2 - Communications for rural and remote areas Q11/2 - Examination of digital technologies and systems Q14/2 - Applications of telecommunications in health care Q17/2 - Progress on ITU activities for e-commerce Q18/2 - Strategy for migration of mobile networks to IMT-2000 and beyond Q19/2 - Strategy for migration from circuit-switched networks to packet-switched networks Q20/2 - Examination of access technologies for broadband communications Q21/2 - Calculation of frequency fees Res. 9 - Participation of Developing Countries in spectrum management

17 17 Working Groups Working Groups on Private Sector Issues: Regional Working Parties: - Africa Region (4 sub-groups) - Asia & Pacific Region (3 sub-groups) - Arab States Region (6 sub-groups) - Americas Region - Europe & CIS Region Working Group on Gender Issues: Contact: Mrs. Savitri BISNATH, BDT ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

18 18 Benefits of being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 5.Hold positions within Study/Working Groups * Sector Members may hold the positions of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Rapporteur and Editor within a Study Group or Working Group * An Associate may only hold the position of Rapporteur or Editor ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

19 19 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 6.Access to ITU Working Documents * Sector Members can have electronic access (via TIES) to ITU documents of general interest, databases, Study/Working Groups documents (reports, contributions, temporary documents…) and Study/Working Groups information exchange areas * Telecom Information Exchange Services (TIES): - account - Username/password allowing access to ITU working documents and * TIES registration: ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

20 20 Benefits of Being an ITU Sector Member (contd) 7.Get free and discounted ITU Publications * Discounts of 15 % and one free online subscription are granted to Member States and Sector Members participating in the work of ITU * A discount of 80 % on the catalogue price of all ITU publications is granted to Administrations of the Least Developed Countries (LDC), as well as to libraries of educational institutions (for online subscriptions and CD-ROM publications only) ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

21 21 Membership Fees - Background ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004 Expenses of the Union are primarily met by contributions from its Member States and Sector Members, each of which may, upon taking up its membership, freely decide on its class of contribution within a scale The effective amount of the contributory unit is determined every two years when the biennial budget is established by the Council. For the biennium, the annual amount of one contributory unit for a Sector Member is CHF 63,000 (Swiss Francs)

22 22 ITU Sector Member Fees ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004 ITU Sector Members may choose their annual contribution with the range of 1/16 to 40 units (1/16 for ITU-D developing countries only) This fixes the minimum contribution for an ITU Sector Member as follows: * ITU-D: 7,900 CHF (1/8 unit) 3,950 CHF (1/16 unit for Developing Countries only) * ITU-R:31,500 CHF (1/2 unit) * ITU-T:31,500 CHF (1/2 unit)

23 23 ITU Associate Fees ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004 The annual contribution for an ITU Associate has been fixed for the biennium as follows: * ITU-D: 3,937 CHF 1,968 CHF (for Developing Countries only) * ITU-R:10,500 CHF * ITU-T:10,500 CHF

24 24 Membership Approval Procedure Submit your application, for approval, to the Administration of the Member State in which your company is based The Administration of the Member State will then transmit the application form to the ITU Secretary-General If you are a Regional or International Organization, you should send your application directly to the ITU Secretary-General Your admission will become effective upon receipt by the ITU Secretary-General ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

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26 26 ITU Membership (as of October 2004) Member States:189 Sector Members:635 ITU-D:289* ITU-R:302* ITU-T:366* Associates: 98 ITU-D: 2* ITU-R: 15* ITU-T: 86* * Some are multiple ITU Sector Members ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

27 27 ITU SECTOR MEMBERS (ITU-D REGIONS) ITU-RITU-TITU-DTOTAL AFRICA AMERICAS ARAB STATES ASIA PACIFIC EUROPE/CIS ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

28 28 ITU Sector Members in Africa Region ITU-RITU-TITU-DTotal Sector Members Botswana 1 1 Cameroon Central African Rep. 11 Chad 22 Côte dIvoire Dem. Rep. of Congo Gambia 11 Ghana 1 22 Kenya Lesotho Mozambique 1 12 Nigeria Senegal South Africa Tanzania 22 Togo 2 22 Zimbabwe ______________________________________ ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

29 29 Membership Information & Application For application and general information: * * Fax: * ITU-D (Development Sector) Contact: Mrs. Andrea Mozer ITU-R (Radiocommunication Sector) Contact: Mrs. Saba Imru-Caminiti ITU-T (Standardization Sector) Contact: Mrs. Pamela Type ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

30 30 Conclusion ITU Membership is global and diversified Sector Members play a key role in ITU dynamics Regional participation is an ITU priority Invaluable opportunities exist to share experiences, creative ideas, knowledge of business, opportunities and seek partnerships ITU Sector membership fees are competitive Join us ! Become a new ITU-D Sector Member ! ITU Public & Private Sectors Partnership Forum for Africa Region (PPF-Africa 2004) Kampala, Uganda, 31 October – 2 November 2004

31 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION Head, PPM Unit, BDT Tel: /6471 Fax:


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